Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Rouge Bunny Rouge Selene Eye Kohl

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Kohl in Selene is a shimmering blackened forest green. I've been keen to try this colour since my attempt at re-creating the Santa Ana look. I assumed Selene would be quite similar to MAC Mystery Kohl Power, which I used as a substitute to re-create the look, but swatching the two side by side, Selene looks more of an obvious green whereas Mystery is a black with a hint of colour. It is interesting to note that whilst my Mystery pencil is very old, the shade has been re-promoted as part of the current Glamour Daze collection.



The texture of Selene is very good, the colour transfers easily without dragging but isn't so creamy that it moves around during the day. I was especially pleased with the formula as I previously owned Delilah which I found to be too hard and a struggle to apply. My experience of the two shades was so different that I do wonder if perhaps my Delilah pencil was a rogue.

Direct sunlight. L-R: MAC Mystery, RBR Selene, No7 Green and Annabelle Jade

Indoor light. L-R: MAC Mystery, RBR Selene, No7 Green and Annabelle Jade

To put the colour in context, I thought it might be useful to compare Selene to my other green and teal eye pencils. The colours shown in the swatches above are MAC Mystery Kohl Power, RBR Selene, No7 Metallic Eyes Pencil in Green and Annabelle Smootliner in Jade. Despite the name, I think the No7 looks more like a teal when compared to these other colours.

I ordered the Selene pencil from the new Rouge Bunny Rouge online boutique using a voucher sent to my by the brand (I also added some of my own money to the total, so I got a complete picture of using their online store). As I recently spoke about how online shopping experiences can vary, I thought it might be useful to mention that I had a positive experience shopping with Rouge Bunny Rouge. I found the site is easy to navigate, the order arrived quickly and I was able to track the parcels movements from Germany to the UK via the DHL website. The parcel was beautifully (and carefully) presented and they also added a few samples of the tinted moisturiser and one of the primers which I thought was a nice touch.

Disclosure: I ordered this item using a voucher sent to me by the press officer for the brand.


  1. Thanks for the comparison Jane, I have Mystery so it's interesting to see what Selene is like. Annabelle Jade looks very beautiful too.

    1. Mystery and Selene are definitely not identical but you wouldn't necessarily need both, if you what I mean? Annabelle Jade is lovely isn't it? I like wearing it with neutrals.

  2. I've been wanting to try this! It has been out of stock anytime I've been making an order!

    1. I think it would really suit you Christa. Worth keeping an eye out for it being back in stock.

  3. Oh that might be the color I've been looking for. I'm finding it so hard to find a green that works but Selene might just be it. It's going on my Dermstore wishlist now.

  4. What a gorgeous gorgeous shade!! I may need to add this one to my RBR list!!!!!!

  5. This looks lovely! RBR haven't impressed me lately, but I like this eyeliner!!



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